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ETX bandit splits with log splitter

ETX bandit splits with log splitter

POSTED: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 3:47pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:22pm

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a white male that is a suspect in the theft of a log splitter from a Lufkin business.

At approximately 5:00 PM Wednesday, February 05, 2014, security cameras at the business captured video of the suspect stealing the log splitter from a display area outside the business, located in the 4200 block of South Medford Drive in Lufkin.

Based upon the video, the suspect appears to be a white male with dark, short hair. At the time of this crime, the suspect wore a red jacket or coat, and blue jeans. The suspect drove a custom, high-roof Ford Econoline van. The van is a dark color, possible a dark red, with a light-color stripe, or several small stripes, around the sides and rear of the vehicle and aluminum running boards.

The stolen property is a Cub Cadet brand 25-ton, gas-powered log splitter with a 160cc Honda engine (Cub Cadet model number 24BF552B756). It is painted yellow and black, and designed to fold for towing behind a vehicle.

The image shown here of the suspect vehicle towing the stolen log splitter was taken from the security video. Under the Crime of the Week section of, you can view portions of the video.

If you can identify the suspect, or if you can provide information concerning the location of the stolen property, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to these crimes.

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